Motorcycle Live. 2017 Plans and 2016 Credits.

The last few weeks of 2015 and in to 2016 were a bit of a scrabble for new-born FS-3 Racing. We’d only just bought the Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki’s, weren’t staffed up and hadn’t finally sorted out who’d be riding for us. Not so this time; we’re ready to go for 2017, now! Our loyal […]

Leicestershire. Race of the Year.

Two tenths of a second. Remember that. So, off to Mallory Park, the friendly circuit, for some end of season fun! Stewart Hicken asked the team some time ago if we’d support a feature race at the EMRA championship finals meeting – to be run under the famous Race of the Year title. Being local […]

Round Twelve. Back at Brands. Finale.

Triple header, championship decider. Byrne -v- Haslam. Back from a couple of nights in Amsterdam after Assen and a week-long training camp in Andorra, Billy was raring to go for the final round of the 2017 MCE British Superbike Championship. As always, Dave and the boys had the garage set up and looking rather good […]

Round Eleven. Assen, Netherlands. Kathedraal van de Snelheid.

Ferry from Felixstow. Flight from Birmingham. Euro Tunnel. All present and correct in the FS-3 Racing garage at the rather excellent Assen pit complex. But what’s this? A Tri Options Cup 899 Ducati Panigale in the back of the garage carrying a number three. It’s only my patner in crime Mr Fry’s old bike borrowed […]

Round Ten. Leicestershire/Derbyshire border. Harvest Moon.

The Indian Summer heatwave gave way to the lunar start of autumn as the MCE British Superbike Championship arrived at Donington Park to begin its home run to the end of the season. In other words, it was really cold and wet as free practice kicked off after a sweltering set up day! Spirits were […]

Round Nine. Cheshire Again. Park Life.

Back to most of the riders’ favourite circuit. Old style in a natural setting. Fast, undulating, technical and really rewarding if you get it right. But a bit different with the trees gone around Druids. It’s a triple-header too and the last chance for the boys at the sharp end to book their place in […]

Round Eight. Lincolnshire. Mountain Air.

The Cadwell Park round of the MCE British Superbikes Championship is always something of a mid-summer festival.  Beautiful scenery, huge campsite, spectacular circuit and the frightening competition to see who can get the biggest ‘air’ over the famous Mountain section. Knowing that Billy likes a stunt, the FS-3 Racing garage had reason to be a […]

Round Seven. Back to Kent. Paddock Hill and Dingle Dell.

MCE British Superbike Championship – Round Seven. The second half of the season gets underway on the magnificent Grand Prix layout at Brands Hatch. Surely one of the best circuits in the World for riders and spectators alike. The FS-3 Racing team was still on a high after Thruxton having conveniently blanked out the unhappy […]

Round Six. Hampshire. High Speed Drifting.

MCE British Superbike Championship, Round Six. Two things we all know about Thruxton; fast and bumpy, eats tyres. I suppose that’s three. Billy confirms it, ’This place is unreal, the speed, the bumps and the sliding. But it’s important to feel good early on as you can end up chasing the circuit and getting nowhere’. […]

Round Five. Norfolk. Rural Rides.

The now not so new Snetterton 300 circuit layout has got a bit of everything, but mostly it’s very fast.  Billy likes it round here as he’s won Supersport races and set a class lap record.  He went well last year on the Smith’s BMW too. An encouraging weather forecast for a dry weekend let […]

Round Four. Scotland. Knockhill Circuit, Sunshine and Showers.

The short circuit at Knockhill is something different and in a most beautiful location.  For the riders it’s a bit like Marmite though – they either love it or hate it.  What does our Billy think? ‘’Pity it isn’t a bit longer, I really like it. It’s one of those places where you need a […]

Round Three. Kent. Garden of England in May.

MCE British Superbike Championship – Round Three. Brands Hatch Indy circuit, 1.2miles of frenetic action and great spectator viewing – up close with the bikes coming round every 45 seconds. After an Oulton Park top ten finish and an unfortunate first lap slip off in race two in mixed conditions, Billy and the team were […]

Round Two. Springtime in Cheshire.

MCE British Superbike Championship – Round Two. Oulton Park is right up there as one of the country’s most scenic and challenging circuits. It’s a riders’ favourite and a very popular destination too for the thousands of hardy spectators who line the circuit and camp out on the hillside over-looking Cascades. It’s a good job […]

Oulton Park Test Day.

Nice sunny day, for once. Dave Parkes and the boys all set up in the FS-3 Racing garage and Billy ready to go. Bang! Straight on it. 17 laps, P11 only 1.3 seconds off Michael Laverty and just ahead of Leon Haslam. That’ll do for starters. Billy and the team are now starting to give […]

Round One. Northamptonshire, early April, bleak.

MCE British Superbike Championship – Round One. On the enormous Silverstone Grand Prix circuit. Very fast and demanding but not so good for spectators. And boy is it cold, throw in some rain and wind and it becomes an endurance event for the teams. The big news at FS-3 Racing is we’ve got a permanent […]

MCE BSB Pre-season Testing. Luke to the Rescue.

Four months on from deciding to go for it and buy the Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasakis, the shiny new FS-3 garage is set up at Silverstone ready for the first pre-season BSB test. It’s freezing – damp track, windy, horrible. With such great kit and a top team in the garage we thought finding the […]

In the Beginning. Let’s go Racing.

Towards the end of the 2015 season Ducati Cup front runner and 2010 champion Darren Fry was pretty sure it was time to hang up his leathers. The JHP Ducati Coventry team he was riding for had attracted sponsorship from me, businessman Nigel Snook, a long time ago club racer and current track day regular. […]